40 Unstoppable Women Who Are Changing the World

44. Paula Stone Williams

“The more you’re treated as if you don’t know what you’re talking about, the more you begin to question whether or not you do, in fact, know what you’re talking about. I understand a woman’s tendency to doubt herself.”

An LGBT ambassador, pastor and equality speaker, Paula Stone Williams has become a leading speaker. As a transgender woman, she can discuss the difference between living as a male and living as a female in America. Her insight has served universities, government agencies, religious groups, publications and blue-chip companies for many years.

Alongside the likes of Caitlyn Jenner and Kellie Maloney, her role in the LGBT and especially transgender community has proven pivotal.